September Monthly Newsletter

I hope this note finds you doing well.  As I write this, I am in the Elmira-Corning area of New York, totally enjoying the surroundings and the history of these amazing places.  Earlier this week I finished three days of camping with dear friends over at United Methodist Camp Kingswood in Hancock, NY.  We call that event “Worship in the Woods”.  It started out as a simple, sacred time to be free from phones, television, and traffic (and nowadays computers as well).  Just a few folks originally helped get this gathering together and it has now passed twenty years since we started.  At times we’ve had over 90 campers and a dozen or so daytime visitors during the weekends.  Through the years the number of campers has become less but the peaceful joy and Spirit-filled tranquility of these moments has not diminished one bit.  Christ always was and still is the main guest at these weekend tributes to God’s glory in creation, which includes us human beings as well.  No one has to be told to come to Worship in the Woods, everyone just shows up faithfully, year after year.  Now the children are grown, some got married, and newer youngsters are a joining us in our special time together.  Fun is never in short supply!

I feel the same way about Sunday worship here in Seaford.  It is a special time to forget about the hassles and complications of everyday life and come together, if only briefly, to sense God’ presence and feel God’s Holy Spirit moving among us.  We have a lot to be thankful for, and when we concentrate on Jesus and truly treat each other as sisters and brothers in Christ we have peace and joy quite unlike anything the rest of the world can give us.

I pray that the upcoming fall season will bring several new opportunities for us to grow and share together.  We will continue to be faithful servants and good stewards of what we’ve been given.  We will speak lovingly to and about each other, avoiding the pitfalls of negative criticism and gossip; instead we will pitch in and help one another.  

We have much to do and the cooperation of each and every person is necessary for us to continue building on the heritage of those who have preceded us in this place and in this community.  May all that we do and say and think bring honor and glory to God the Father and bless others who may come to know about God because of our work and our witness.

May God bless each and all of you richly, now and always!

With joy,
Pastor Steve


VBS 2018
VBS was a HUGE success with over 75 children attending!  A BIG thank you to all
who donated snacks and drinks to the program. Also a BIG thank you to all who
volunteered their time that week to help run the camp and make it a success!

Fellowship Meal
There will be a Fellowship Meal after service
on Sunday, September 9th.  All are welcome!

September 11th Memorial Service
There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday,
September 11th at Seaford High School at 7:00 pm.

Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the men’s breakfast on Saturday, September 15th
at 8:30 am at the East Bay Diner located on Merrick Road.

Sunday School
Sunday School will resume on
Sunday, September 16th at 9:30 am.

Administrative Council Meeting
There will be an Administrative Council Meeting on Monday,
September 17th at 7:00 pm in the Ross Library.

Women’s Get Together
All women are welcome to the Women’s Get Together
on Saturday, September 22nd at 3:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

Suggestion Box
The suggestion box is out in the Narthex.  Any suggestions left in the box will be discussed at the Administrative Council Meeting.